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Scientists See Molecules ‘Breathe’ in Remarkable Detail

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In a milestone for studying a class of chemical reactions relevant to novel solar cells and memory storage devices, an international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used an X-ray laser...
11-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating Atoms

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first direct measurements, and by far the most precise ones, of how electrons move in sync with atomic vibrations rippling through...
3-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SLAC’s Electron Hub Gets New ‘Metro Map’ for World’s Most Powerful X-Ray Laser

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The central hub for powerful electron beams at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is getting a makeover to prepare for the installation of LCLS-II – a major upgrade to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the...
5-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Yi Cui Named Blavatnik National Laureate

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Pioneering nanoscientist Yi Cui, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University and of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named a 2017 Blavatnik National Laureate. The...
27-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Single Chemical Bond Balances Cells Between Life and Death

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With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping a crucial chemical bond from triggering a cell's death spiral.
22-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Single Electron’s Tiny Leap Sets Off ‘Molecular Sunscreen’ Response

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In experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block called thymine from sun damage: When it’s hit with ultraviolet light, a...
22-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SLAC Experiment is First to Decipher Atomic Structure of an Intact Virus with an X-ray Laser

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An international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level. The method dramatically reduces the amount of virus material required, while also...
20-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Finds a Missing Piece to High-Temperature Superconductor Mystery

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An international team led by scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University has detected new features in the electronic behavior of a copper oxide material that may help explain why it...
14-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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